Welcome to Cobtree Playschool
Cobtree Playschool was OFSTED inspected in May 2019. We were judged as GOOD overall, with OUTSTANDING personal development, behaviour and welfare.
As a registered provider of Nursery Education, we strive to provide the highest quality of care and education for all our children ensuring they are happy, safe and secure within our environment.
We are able to offer a service that can meet the needs of the Parents and Carers with children between the ages of 2 and 5, who have learning difficulties and/ or disabilities.
Cobtree Playschool has the facilities enabling the provision and support of specialist equipment, teaching and resources to encourage the children in their individual interests, learning and development. We effectively provide a stimulating and supporting environment for all, with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
Our children thrive knowing they have constant care support and encouragement from helpers, plus 1:1 guidance.
Who? Priority is given to pre-school children between the ages of 2-5 with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities.
When? Term-time only: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Cost? £5.02 per hour
We are able to offer a maximum of 16 free government-funded hours for eligible 2 year-olds, and 3-4 year-olds.
My Personal Story
My son has Autism and a severe speech and language delay. Another nursey was unable to meet my sons needs but Cobtree agreed to take him despite his difficulties and have been and continue to be amazing in providing and sourcing him the support he requires
Mainstream setting was unable to deal with our sons challenges and barriers.
Cobtree has been our saviour!
He has flourished with their expertise, compassion, understanding, patience & love. They have given us support as a family unit, and the fact we can leave him in their care with no worries is wonderful.
All the staff and volunteers really make such a lovely place for our children to start socialising and making friends to start their school years with a great confidence and baseline.
We are forever grateful to all that Cobtree has done; we will be sad for Tommy to leave.
Erin started Maidstone Mencap at a really difficult time for us as a family. Erin has a rare genetic disorder, complex epilepsy, global development delay and intellectual disability.
Erin’s transformation in the last year is clear to see and greatly due to the support from staff and their amazing volunteers. Erin runs into Maidstone Mencap and is clearly very happy there.
1 year later and we are all in a better place thanks to Maidstone Mencap.
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TERM DAY DATE DETAILS 3rd Apr 2021 5 Mon 19th Apr 2021 5 Mon 3rd May 2021 5 Fri 28th May 2021 29th May 2021 6 Mon 7th June 2021 6 Wed 14th July 2021 6 Fri 16th July 2021 Mon > Wed 19th - 21st July 2021
to 18th Apr 2021
First day of Term 5
Last day of Term 5
to 6th June 2021
First day of Term 6
End of Year
Last day of Term 6
3rd Apr 2021
19th Apr 2021
3rd May 2021
28th May 2021
29th May 2021
7th June 2021
14th July 2021
16th July 2021
Mon > Wed
19th - 21st July 2021
Cobtree Playschool term dates are based on the Guidance from the Kent Schools Standard Year for 2020/2021.
We are open on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. We offer 3 Hours sessions between 10am-1pm
We offer the statutory 38 weeks, supporting the Terms & Conditions of the Early Years funding for 2, 3 & 4-year-olds.
** Where Bank Holidays fall during term time, parents (when able) can take up their 38-week entitlement of Mondays, on an alternative day.
For further information about Playschool, please call or email either Liane or Tina.
Office Telephone – 01622 670 464
Child and Young Person Welfare Manager – Liane Morris
Centre Coordinator – Tina Adams
Address: Cobtree Hall, Willington Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8EB
Playschool opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Office staff are usually available for enquiries Thursdays 9am – 1pm